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Nationality  German
Name  Karlheinz Bux
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Born  1952 (age 62–63)Ulm, West Germany

Karlheinz Bux (born 1952 in Ulm, Germany) is a German artist concentrating on drawing and sculpture works.



The central pictorial theme of Karlheinz Bux’s artistic practice is the line. Clarity, complexity and emblematic quality define his sculptures and mural reliefs which are made out of steel, bronze and wood. His drawings are executed on transparent materials such as glass and polymer foils, with photographic templates constituting the basis of his glass and foil works, that are altered by superimposition and linear treatment. Thereby, a multi-layered image reality is created, that allows numerous interpretations from the viewer, with the exploration of the peripheral areas of reality being central to his artistic practice.

Karlheinz Bux started his artistic career at State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe (1972 - 1977). Various scholarships brought him to Paris (1986/87 and 1992) and Basel (2004/05). He created art-in-architecture projects among others in the cities of Radolfzell (1995, mural relief, steel 780/110/5 cm) and in Karlsruhe (2005, Lineamento Verticale, steel sculpture, 18m height). At the invitation of Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, he and the artist Michaela Kolmel produced a room installation dedicated to the topic of light (Multimediale 2, 1991). As visiting professor, Karlheinz Bux taught drawing at the University of Pforzheim (1994–95) and principles of design at University of Mainz (2007–08). His works can be found in many notable European museums and private collections, among others at Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the Wurth Collection.


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 — Schlafer, Galerie Rottloff Karlsruhe
  • 2010 — Der Radar des Zeichners, Kunstverein Rastatt
  • 2005 — Ississippi, Fondation Bartels Basel
  • 1992 — Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
  • 1985 — studio f, Ulm
  • 1984 — Institut Unzeit, Berlin
  • 1978 — Ulmer Museum (Studio), Ulm
  • 1977 — Werkstatt Galerie, Vienna
  • Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 — Waldeslust, Kunsthalle Wurth Schwabisch Hall
  • 2008 — Modelle – Materialisierung von Konzepten, Deutscher Kunstlerbund Berlin
  • 2004 — Kunst seit 1960, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • 2001 — Retour de Paris, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart
  • 1996 — Zeichnen, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nurnberg
  • 1993 — Kunst der Neunziger Jahre, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe
  • 1991 — MultiMediale 2, ZKM Karlsruhe
  • 1987 — Divergences-Convergences, Goethe Institute Paris und Lyon
  • Publications

  • Kunstlerbund Baden-Wurttemberg (ed.), Was bleibt, Freiburg, 2015
  • Kei Muller-Jensen, Schlafer, Galerie Rottloff, Karlsruhe, 2014
  • Fondation Bartels (ed.), Der Fluss unbekummert, Basel, 2014
  • Kunsthalle Wurth (ed.), Waldeslust, Schwabisch Hall, 2011
  • Michael Hubl, Der Radar des Zeichners, Karlsruhe, 2011
  • Karlheinz Bux (ed.), Lineamento Verticale, Karlsruhe, 2006
  • Fondation Bartels (ed.), Ississippi - Baselzeichnungen, Basel, 2005
  • Staatliche Kunsthalle (ed.), Kunst seit 1960, Karlsruhe, 2004
  • Dirk Teuber, Werke im offentlichen Raum, Karlsruhe, 1996
  • Dirk Teuber, Skulptur-Zeichnung, Galerie Rottloff, Karlsruhe, 1995
  • Nike Batzner, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, 1992
  • Michael Hubl, Rauminstallation/Waschstande, MultiMediale 2, Karlsruhe, 1992
  • ZKM (ed.), MultiMediale 2, Karlsruhe, 1991
  • Goethe Institut (ed.), Divergences-Convergences, Paris, 1986
  • Thomas Wulffen, Kunstforum International, Band 77/78, 1985
  • References

    Karlheinz Bux Wikipedia